Super-slim, tilt wall mount for 51"-80" TVs
Our take on the Sanus VLT16 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Mount your large TV close to your wall
The slender Sanus VLT16 mount holds your TV a scant 7/8" from the wall, great for installations where you want ot keep the mounting depth to a minimum. An innovative Virtual Axis™ system lets you tilt your TV forward for optimal viewing, despite its closeness to the wall. The VLT16 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 80", and a weight of up to 125 lbs.
The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center. You can also make small adjustments after the mount is affixed to the wall to level it, or even change the height. And the handy ClickStand at the bottom of each vertical brace swings out to prop your mounted TV away from the wall, to make cable hookup a breeze — without removing the TV from the mount.
Will this mount work with my TV?
Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.
Where do I drill the holes?
Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.
- fits most flat-panel TVs from 51"-80"
- heavy-gauge steel construction with powder-coated finish
- supports up to 125 lbs.
- mount holds TV approximately 7/8" from wall
- tilt range: 0 to -10°
- built-in ClickStands hold a mounted TV out from the wall for cable installation
- ProSet allows post-installation horizontal adjustments of up to −5° to +5° and slight height adjustments
- stud-mounting required
- movable brackets for off-center stud placement
- includes all necessary hardware
- 29-5/16"W x 17-1/4"H x 7/8"D
- warranty: 10 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 TV brackets
- Four M4 x 12mm screws
- Four M4 x 35mm screws
- Four M6 x 12mm screws
- Four M6 x 20mm screws
- Four M6 x 35mm screws
- Four M8 x 16mm screws
- Four M8 x 20mm screws
- Four M8 x 35mm screws
- Four M4 washers
- Four M6/M8 washers
- Four Spacers
- Three 5/16" x 2-3/4" lag-bolts
- Three 5/16" washer
- 3 Concrete anchors
- Allen-KeyInstallation Manual
Great product, very sturdy, installs easily and the adjustments work well. My only criticism is that the tilt adjustment is very hard to reach once the TV is installed. Also, if you have a bundle of cables to hide behind the TV this is probably not the mount for you.
Andy, Atlanta, GA
Sanus VLT16 Reviews
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TV Capacity: The Sanus VLT16 wall-mount bracket is designed to support flat-panel TVs from 51" to 80", weighing up to 125 lbs.
Construction: The bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel and high-impact plastic with a durable powder-coated black finish.
Super Slim & Tilt Design: The VLT16 features a super slim design that positions your TV only 0.82" from the wall. The VLT16 even lets you tilt your television downward by 10°.
Exclusive Installation Features: The VLT16 offers exclusive features that make it incredibly easy to install and use.
- Adjustable Virtual Axis Technology: Adjustable Virtual AxisT technology allows the bracket's tilt tension to be adjusted to compensate for a variety of TV depths.
- ProSet Post-Installation: ProSet post-installation height and leveling adjustments allow your TV to be perfectly positioned after hanging.
- ClickStand Technology: ClickStand technology holds the TV away from the wall for easy cable access without having to remove the TV from the mount.
VESA Mount Bolt Pattern: The VLT16's TV bracket consists of two vertical brackets with multiple slots that can accommodate a vertical hole spacing of 100mm-400mm on back of your TV. The vertical brackets slide along the VLT16's horizontally-mounted wall bracket, accommodating a horizontal hole spacing of 25mm-750mm on back of your television. The Sanus VLT16 comes with M4, M6, and M8 size bolts of differing lengths to mount the bracket to your TV. Given the mounting bracket's range of motion, it will accommodate the following VESA hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association:
- 200mm x 200mm
- 300mm x 300mm
- 400mm x 300mm
- 400mm x 400mm
- 500mm x 300mm
- 600mm x 400mm
Note: Additional hardware may be required for your specific model of TV. For example; shorter or longer screws, thicker or slimmer washers or spacers. These additional accessories can often be found at your local hardware store.
16" or 24" OC: The VLT16's wall plate must be mounted to wall studs or anchored to a brick, block, or concrete wall using the supplied lag bolts (and wall-anchors). The slots in the wall plate can accommodate a variety of stud spacing, allowing you to easily mount the VLT16 to wall studs that are 16" or 24" on center.
Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VLT16:
- Tape measure
- Stud finder
- 1/8" Drill bit (for wood studs)
- 5/16" Drill bit (for masonry)
- 7/16" Socket wrench
- Phillips-Head Screw driver
- Wall Bracket:
- Width = 29.3125"
- Height = 2.0"
- Depth = 0.6875"
- TV Brackets:
- Width = 3.3125"
- Height = 17.25"
- Depth = 0.6875"
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Why did you buy this?
Have a very challenging install because the TV in the conference room needs to be mounted over a window. This appears to be the only format that will work. [ Daniel May 06, 2018 ]
slim size and fits samsung [ joel Apr 28, 2018 ]
Tilt and low prifile [ David Mar 04, 2018 ]
Looked like a good option. [ John Dec 24, 2017 ]
closer to the wall [ JAIRO Nov 25, 2017 ]
Needed slim mount [ Jennifer Nov 15, 2017 ]
Slim mount with lateral adjustments for off-center studs. [ Joshua Nov 03, 2017 ]
slim design and close to the wall [ Andrew Sep 28, 2017 ]
Easy to install. [ MICHAEL Sep 03, 2017 ]
Salesman recommendation [ MARC Aug 24, 2017 ]
I like it's low profile [ Kevin Jul 05, 2017 ]
We have a "behind the wall" cable configuration however the plug-in connector boxes were located in the middle of the mounting area. This makes most of the TV mount systems unusable for us as they mount "across" our connector boxes. We're hopeful this mount will work as it appears to have one main support bracket that will bolt to studs, and be located, above our connector boxes. We have our fingers crossed. [ James May 31, 2017 ]
Super thin projection from wall [ Robert May 02, 2017 ]
I CHOOSE SANUS BECAUSE I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS BRAND, AND I TRUST CRUTCHFIELD I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THEIR CATALOG FOR OVER 20 YEARS.SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO MAKE AND ORDER,I DID NOT TRUST THE INTERNET,BUT NOW I WILL BE BUYING FROM CRUTCHFIELD FROM NOW ON. [ CARTER Mar 21, 2017 ]
I recently moved into a new house, and will mount the TV above a fireplace. The TV will be mounted higher than I would like, and have decided that it might be best to have the ability to tilt downward slightly. [ Ronald Mar 20, 2017 ]
I was advised that this would allow me to wall mount my tv [ JOHN D Jan 30, 2017 ]
It appears this mount will work for me to mount the panel above the fireplace. I liked the ability to adjust this mount. [ PATRICK Dec 12, 2016 ]
Low profile. [ Patrick J. Dec 08, 2016 ]
Needed a mount which sticks out less from the wall. I purchased a different Sanus and then realized it's not the best for my application [ V Dec 04, 2016 ]
Slick, compact but rugged [ Rammesh Nov 21, 2016 ]
Low profile mount [ LeRoy Jul 11, 2016 ]
Recommended by my advisor. [ John Mar 17, 2016 ]
Typically in my TV installs I like to use Sanus flat mounts due to the thin design. In this situation I needed a tilting mount, so I went with Sanus because I have been pleased with the product and this unit is very low-profile as well, only 7/8" [ Nicholas Jan 15, 2016 ]
Needed to mount TV on wall. This mount wound up being rubbish compared to my old Sanus I used to have for my plasma. Flimsy, hard to adjust, can't reach knobs, (an orangutan may be able to reach behind and adjust the tension knobs). [ MATTHEW Dec 08, 2015 ]
1 question already asked
1 answer Sound Bar Speaker Mount compatible? - Does anyone know if this particular TV mount is compatible with the Sanus SA405 Sound Bar Speaker Mount or something similar? We are looking to mount a Sonos Soundbar below or above the TV as being mounted onto a Steel clad Fireplace. - Thanks in advance [ Sally Jul 12, 2016 ]
It will work but it takes a lot of adjustment to get it looking right. It might be better to mount them separately. That's what i did. [ Joe Neff Jul 12, 2016 ]